Who's Who

4 years ago

Dominic Riley


Dominic is a self-employed restorer, designer binder, teacher, writer, lecturer and occasional film-maker. He has worked in London, New York and San Francisco, and is a past president of the Hand Bookbinders of California.

He won both first prizes and the Mansfield Medal in the Designer Bookbinders 2007 competition, and was elected Fellow of DB in 2008. He spends part of the year teaching in the USA with Michael Burke, and has his bindery in the Lake District.

Angela Sutton

Angela Sutton


Angela Sutton is a bookbinder, book restorer and teacher. She ran the weekly bookbinding classes at Malvern Hills College for fifteen years, and now teaches small groups in her own bindery, as well as the regular classes at Dillington House in Somerset. Her textbook Bookbinding in Pictures sells widely.

Angela has been active in the West Midland region since 2002, taking over as Chairman in 2007.

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Mike Summers


Mike graduated as a Chemical Engineer in 1974 and had a career in engineering and project management of international oil and gas projects, mostly with BP and Shell. He is retired and lives in Surrey.

A love of literature and browsing secondhand book shops fostered his interest in bookbinding. He was taught initially by Nick Cowlishaw at Guildford College, and subsequently at the late John Mitchell’s bindery in Woking. He joined the London & South Region in 2002.


Chris Coggins


Chris started binding in 2008, stimulated by his collection of 18th century British road books, most of which needed repair or restoration. He joined the Society in the North East Region soon after. As well as National Secretary Chris is also Regional Representative for the North East on Council. Chris has his own consultancy business as an expert in wood preservation after a career in that industry.

National Council
The Chairman, Treasurer and Secretary with the regional representatives form the National Council.

Regional Representatives

Each UK Region elects a representative annually at the Region’s AGM who serves on the Council of the Society for the following year. The current representative for a particular Region may be contacted through the Regional Secretary – contact details in the information for that Region.

Event and Department Organisers

The Society’s activities could not be sustained without a dedicated group of members who take responsibility for various aspects of Society life. These members may attend Council meetings and they advise the Council on progress in the areas for which they are responsible. These include:

Education and Training (including the biennial Seminar)
Conference (alternating with the Seminar)
International Competition
Editor of the National Newsletter
Public Relations and Social Media